Friday, June 26, 2015

MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Light Plus

Price: 43$ Online, Myer and David Jones

The powder comes in easy to use strong black packing with mirror and puff. It is available in 8 different shades, light plus is closest to my skin colour. The powder has finely milled texture. I applied it with its puff and it gave me silky luminous skin. It did not settle into fine lines and pores and did not emphasis dry patches of my skin. It perfectly blended into my skin, did not look chalky and artificial. I used it alone with out foundation and it provide light to medium coverage with out looking fancy powdery. Its staying power is also good and last for up to 6 hours.

I like this powder but I found that its very sheer (you can see the swatch) and should be used with foundation, CC or BB cream. It has nice packing which is great for touch ups.
This powder will be for you If you have normal, dry, combination or mature skin and you want light coverage. This product is not for you if you have oily skin or you want full coverage powder.

My rating: 4/5

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Olay Total Effects Pore Minimising CC Cream

Price: 39.99$ from Priceline, Chemist warehouse and supermarkets
I have used some Olay products and really like most of them. Beauty heaven gave me opportunity to try this product before it advertised. 

Swatches left to right: medium and light shade 

Olay CC cream comes in sleek tube packing which protect the cream from light and heat. The soft tube is also very easy to use. I have received two different shades of CC creams, light is too light for my skin but medium perfectly matches my skin tone. Olay CC cream has silky creamy texture and apply smoothly on my face. It is very easy to blend and needs few seconds to apply on my entire face. It has pleasant smell which disappears after application.  It gives very light coverage just like a tinted moisturiser. It covers light red patches and light brown spots on my face but it does not cover acne marks. It evens out my skin tone, moisturise my skin and but does not minimise the appearance of pores. It gives me fresh natural looking skin. It covers light red patches and light brown spots on my face but it does not cover acne marks. It has good staying power and last on my face for up to 4 hours. I used it for few weeks and it did not broke me out or caused any negative reaction (as I have sensitive skin). It has SPF which is additional benefit as it protects from UV rays and I do not need to use sunscreen. It claims to have anti aging benefits but honestly after using it for few weeks i have not notice any change in my skin condition.

Olay CC cream is all in solution, it gives intense hydration, protection from sun, provides light coverage and fights against seven signs of aging. But I  am not so impressed with its result as it is very pricey and I have found some cheap CC creams work better than this. While most of CC creams lacks anti aging benefits but Olay CC cream not only works as makeup but it is also great as anti aging skin care product. 

I found that this CC cream is more suitable for those who have normal, dry or mature skin. its is also good for you if you want very light coverage CC cream with additional anti aging benefits.

My Rating:3/5
( This product was provided by Beauty Heaven for Review but I am honest to my readers)
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